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Re: Partitioning

on Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 11:41:10AM +0100, Marco Cecconi (marco@evillot.com) wrote:
> Hello, I've been having this question on my mind for a bit now: what is 
> the best practice to partition a hard drive under Unix, and in 
> particular under Linux? At work I try to separate different 
> functionalities as much as possible (eg. /boot, /, /var, /home all on 
> different partitions). This makes sense since the machines are servers.
> What is your experience regarding workstations? Is there any advantage 
> or disadvantage in using a simpler partitioning (eg. only /boot and /)?

I've been at shops which strongly prefer single partitions.

I prefer splitting things out among /, /usr, /tmp, /var, and /home,
possibly additional partitions:



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